This looks magnificent.
The year is almost up, which means we’re diving head first into Oscar territory, which means Ben Affleck’s Live By Night releasee is imminent.
We’ve already received a handful of fantastic trailers for Live By Night already, but hey, another one can’t hurt right?
Check it out:
This movie looks great. Based on this trailer alone you can see how Affleck has grown as a director, with a more distinguished visual flair on display. Live By Night looks absolutely gorgeous. Maybe working with the likes David Fincher and Larry Fong has rubbed off on him? Of course it never hurts to have someone like Robert Richardson on board as director of photography.
Affleck had directed nothing but gold, and Live By Night appears to be no different. This film looks like it plays off Affleck’s strengths as a director, as well as shine a light on his newfound talents. I’m hyped.
In case you still aren’t sold on the film, here’s a synopsis:
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.
Live By Night is getting a limited release on December 28th in order to qualify for the Oscars, with a wide release set for January 13th, 2017. This means it’ll be one of the first films we’ll see in the new year, and boy does it look like it’ll be a good one.